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Argentium's working properties


#1

Jeff, what are Argentium’s working properties – malleability, work
hardening, etc.

RC


#2

You’ll find all the technical on Argentium heRe:
http://www.silversmithing.com/1argentium.htm

Jeff Herman


#3

Rick,

Jeff, what are Argentium's working properties -- malleability,
work hardening, etc. 

There are FAR better people here to answer your questions. I’ve only
used it a couple of times when I needed silver I could heat harden.
All I can say from my limited experience is that it is a lot like
regular sterling but with different properties and working
techniques. Nice stuff, well worth buying a few ounces and playing.

For starters look at

http://www.argentiumsilver.info
http://www.cynthiaeid.com/argentium_1-5.html

Jeff
Demand Designs
Analog/Digital Modelling & Goldsmithing
http://www.gmavt.net/~jdemand


#4

There is a new site for Argentium Silver:
http://tinyurl.com/59byok

Cynthia
http://www.cynthiaeid.com


#5

I do quite a lot of work in multi metal pieces that include silver.
Argentium silver sounds very nice, in that the germanium stops fire
stain and tarnishing.

But in a multi metal piece, say of wood, titanium and silver, if the
argentium silver does become tarnished, ( it does tarnish
eventually, I assume?) would that require re-heating to bring up the
tarnish proof layer? Or would one simply polish the piece and then
the argentium silver develops the anti tarnish layer that it has?

Hans
http://www.meevis.com
http://hansmeevis.blogspot.com


#6

Hans,

No the tarnishing is VERY, VERY slow and just a polishing cloth will
do fine. When the tarnish starts it is just a tinge of yellowish,
much like fine silver tarnishes. S L O W L Y

Argentium is truly beautiful material.

Susan
www.ThorntonStudioJewelry.com